Hotel Review: Best Western Chinatown Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar (Great Price & Meals)

Good morning everyone.  After leaving Beijing, I spent 3 nights in Yangon, Myanmar on my 10 Day Asia Trip.  Myanmar does not have many chain hotels, so I checked on TripAdvisor and the Best Western Chinatown was a top pick and was only ~$50 USD / night.  A few weeks before checking in, I status matched from Hilton Diamond Elite Status to Best Western Diamond Select Elite Status.  This hotel is nothing fancy, but the breakfast and dinner were excellent.  The hotel also had a spa that offered 20% off massages in the afternoon and a sauna attached to the gym.  I wasn’t planning on writing a hotel review about this hotel, but after I checked out, I regretted not taking more pictures of the hotel.  Therefore, I am borrowing images from the Best Western website.

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We arrived late at night, but this is what the front entrance looked like.  We walked in the lobby, checked in, and took the small elevator up to our floor.

I booked the cheapest (and smallest room) at the hotel in the hopes that my newly minted Best Western Diamond Select Elite Status would get us a room upgrade, but that doesn’t look like it happened on this stay.  The hotel room was probably 12 feet by 12 feet and the bathroom was probably 9 feet by 9 feet.

Here is a short video I took of the room to show its size.

Breakfast is complimentary to all hotel guests and they had a great selection of food.  The restaurant was big and had lots of seating.

Here are a few angles of the breakfast buffet (these photos don’t capture or represent all the food options).

We ate breakfast all 3 days, so the top 2 photos are from the first day, middle 2 photos are from the second day, and bottom 2 photos are from the third day.  The fresh fruit was great, the local pastries were delicious, and I really enjoyed the traditional Myanmar tea.  There were also other American and Asia dishes available for breakfast.

The hotel offers a set menu every night that rotates throughout the week.  We had a 4 course dinner (appetizer, soup, main, and dessert) plus a drink for $12 USD.  You can have a beer, glass of wine or a soft drink.  The first 4 photos are from the first dinner and the second set of 4 photos are from the second dinner.  I really don’t remember what we ate, but everything was delicious and I practically licked all the plates clean.

Unfortunately, there were no photos of the spa, sauna, or gym.  In the men’s restroom, there was a toilet, shower, and sauna.  The shower was better than the one in our room.  The sauna was very relaxing.  Like I mentioned earlier, you can get discount spa massages during the afternoon.  I highly recommend this hotel and would gladly stay at this hotel again the next time I stay in Yangon.  If you have any questions about the Best Western Chinatown, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

4 thoughts on “Hotel Review: Best Western Chinatown Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar (Great Price & Meals)

  1. TimmyD

    Pretty amazing how cheap everything is in Myanmar. I’m there now and my Yangon hotel was $22. My hotel near Inle lake (big spot for tourists) was $6 per night.

    1. Grant Post author

      I totally agree, everything is so cheap. Depending on if you are in Yangon, I really recommend visiting the local zoo and going on a guided bike ride around town and over to the smaller islands.


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